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should acknowledge this is the anniversary of martin luther king day. he took that moment to pause before the statue in -- >> he wrapped himself in it the cloak of martin luther king today. >> something he hasn't always done in office -- >> very, very purposeful -- >> yes, i think that was sort of -- and you can see the concecon -- that martin luther king was so courageous, that i'm going to really state what i believe, here and now. >> i think it was martin luther king revisited. >> well, i'm not so sure i'd go that far. >> i know they don't. the white house, they don't. >> but i do believe that he -- the moment called for sort of laying out what you stand for. paying homage to martin luther king in that way. >> that's just what the conservatives said he would do, be the real progressive. >> look, he's liberated. he didn't have to face the american people again. at least at the moment, unafraid to do climate change. which would have been risky in the first term. unafraid to do gun control. talks now of doing other things that, again, might have been more harmful to do. the interesting qu
of the united states. that's why. i think it's martin luther king day. martin luther king was courageous. martin made this point earlier that perhaps the president had some sense of guilt about not doing gun control and that it took newtown to get him to do that and so this is the speech you get to give once and i think there may have been a sense he wanted to be aggressive because he could and because he had to set out what he believes he said, i'm not going to get all of it, don't let the perfect -- nothing can be perfect. but i do believe he decided, why not, be essentially? >> you should make note that we're watching the presidential parade. it's dark but the president is still in the reviewing booth. he's enjoying the parade. you can see his smiles and he's been engaged with the groups and dancing at some points. he's going to go to the balls tonight and party. you know full well from your service in the white house, a second-term president has a window. it could be a year, could be two years, but he laid out those goals. now what? >> well, i think we'll wait and see but in my judgment, thi
about her father making martin luther king jr. a day of service. and what is he feeling, going through this time as he prepares to take the oath of office once again. and what would it be like to actually have martin luther king jr.'s bible, as well. had a chance to talk to her, there are a couple of things she said. >> there is nothing quite like that first time when you walk out and you see the mall is full of people who come from all over the country and the world to celebrate your first inauguration. so that was historic. we have been through a challenging four-year period. he has been very emotional about the campaign and all of the young and older people who have just rolled up their sleeves and worked so hard to get him reelected for a second term. so i think it will be a deeply emotional moment. >> there is criticism about his new cabinet. if you look at cia, secretary of defense, state and treasury, all white men. what does he need to do moving forward so that there are more people who look like you and look like others who are in his cabinet? >> well, suzanne, the president h
moments in our history. there will be a martin luther king jr. float. honoring this very day and many other floats. >> they're going right by the department of treasury, jeffrey toobin, right now. the department of treasury being literally right next door to the white house. >> i'm looking behind us at the reviewing stand. some of the family members are taking their place. i saw marianne robinson, michelle obama's mother, h brother, now seated. waiting for the president and the first lady. jim mesina, the campaign manager for barack obama, was whipping up the crowd, pumping his fist. when you win the election, this is what you get y. >> you saw the president's half-sister sitting in the first row. you've got a lot of family. a lot of friends. these are really -- when we talk about vip, these are the vip of the vip. >> last year, four years ago, i was in the exact same location. and it was so cold that even though it was a very coveted seat, the people who were not in behind that glass and not in the heated area, they were taking off pretty soon. but told it's nice. everybody's filling
saw and martin luther king jr.'s traveling bible. the man responsible for freeing the slaves who fought for the rights of african-americans is being used for the country's first black president. >> lisa thank you. the second inaugural spans two days. first, the official oath of office at a private ceremony on sunday over at the white house and then monday's the public ceremony at the u.s. capitol. it all starts at 9:00 a.m. eastern on both days. >>> and you're in "the situation room." happening now, breaking news. the military option to free hostages is now over. but where are the americans held captive? bizarre details emerging in the mysterious hoax surrounding a popular football star. just ahead, what we're learning about at least one person believed to be involved. >> and boeing dreamliner flights worldwide. they are now grounded for the first time since a deadly plane crash more than 30 years ago. this is going on with one airliner. why it may all come down to one key component. batteries. >>> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and aroun
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